The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a celebration of arts and culture, an exhilarating feast of diverse creativity, from the not-so-good to complete genius! The Fringe has grown from a handful of uninvited acts in 1947, to over 3000 performances in venues across Edinburgh. The Fringe's fundamental philosophy is to be an open access festival that welcomes anyone with a desire to perform and a venue prepared to host them. No single person or committee decides who is allowed or not allowed to play during the Fringe.
Alongside in-person events, many Fringe performances are now available online, either streamed live or available on-demand. The Fringe Society, a registered charity, is the organisation which oversees the festival.
Tickets are available (June - August) online at edfringe.com or over the phone by calling 0131 226 0000.
Edinburgh Fringe has partnered with Stay22 which provides an interactive map (see below) of accommodation options. You can check availability and prices, and use filters to suit your budget and number of guests. (If you have any issues, please visit the Fringe Website.)
The Edinburgh Fringe Festival takes place at venues all over Edinburgh. Getting around you can walk, cycle, catch buses, use the tram, taxis and rickshaws. If you are using your own car please be aware that parking is limited and plan your journey as best you can. Please see this link for more information.